The 2500 year old Tao Te King by the Chinese sage Lao-tse is a jewel of Eastern wisdom. It counts as one of the most profound and most translated books of world literature. In a language of incomparable imagery the Tao Te King speaks of the Tao, the divine origin of all existence, and its effect in man as true virtue. Its goal is to lead him back to the original oneness with the Tao, and so into harmony with the all-embracing wholeness of existence. In this outstanding new transcription, Zensho has succeeded in masterly conveying the whole mystical expressiveness of the work whilst strictly adhering to the original sense, and thus providing a completely new and deeper insight. A timeless book of wisdom, unique mysteriousness, and linguistic beauty.